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Hawk On The Look Out
Hawk On The Look Out
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: At the Zoo (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6
Location: Granby Zoo
Date: Jul 16, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2005

Got this at the zoo when one of the zoo keeper pass near me with his hawk, preparnig for a show. We were under trees, so it was kind of dark and I had to use iso 1600 to get a decent shutter speed.

Of course, picture was noisy. I had to do multiple gentle noise reduction and sharpening pass to acheive what I wanted.
Besides noise reduction and sharpening, I did some level adjustment and boosted the yellow saturation to make the yellow spot on his beak stand out a bit more.

I didn't thought I'd had a top ten finish with so many amazing shot in this challenge. Needless to say, I m quite happy.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 198
Avg (all users): 6.7870
Avg (commenters): 7.9000
Avg (participants): 6.4872
Avg (non-participants): 7.0973
Views since voting: 2853
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 230
Comments: 14
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/25/2005 10:47:57 AM
Je suis jaloux!!! Congrats on a great Top 10 finish.
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07/25/2005 12:24:09 AM
Congratulations on your top TEN finish. Again, I repeat, "Stunning!"
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07/25/2005 12:03:02 AM
Congrats on a top 10 win. Really well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2005 10:14:37 PM
Excellent capture. I would have liked to have seen just a little more sharpness on the eye.
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07/24/2005 03:35:07 PM
nice detail and comp
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07/20/2005 08:15:18 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Color/Contrast: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 2/2

Really nice job. My favorite so far. His head, however, does appear to have a double edge on top?
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07/20/2005 07:48:27 AM
Very good composition. Nice contrast. A bit too much noise and would have been nice to see the eyes a bit more in focus. Well done!
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07/19/2005 04:01:15 PM
I love th clarity in the eye. Excellent portrait.
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07/19/2005 09:22:08 AM
very sharp with lots of detail....great photo
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07/19/2005 07:39:44 AM
Beautiful. Amazing detail and expression in that face!
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07/18/2005 06:35:21 PM
ALMOST a perfect 10 - but you focused on the beak and not the eyes! major error!! :( still - 9 here ;)
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07/18/2005 09:51:20 AM
Really a nice crisp close up. His feathers, eye and beak are in great detail. I like this alot being a 3/4 profile shot. Very nice lighting too. 8
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07/18/2005 01:14:25 AM
Love it.
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07/18/2005 12:25:53 AM
Penetrating gaze. A stunning study. 8
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